Senior Production Planner
Job Type

Senior Production Planner

Direct Hire



Reports to: Director of Planning

Location: Hayward, CA

The senior Production Planner will plan, schedule, and monitor the movement of material through manufacturing. They will analyze material requirements for production schedules and plan an efficient production flow based on material availability and capacity. Coordinates the efficient movement of materials with Purchasing, Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering, and Customer Service.

Since 1975, MDC Precision has been making high-quality vacuum products and systems that enable science to change the world. We are only able to achieve our mission because of our talented and brilliant employees who are committed to delivering the exceptional quality, product excellence, and world-class customer that MDC has been recognized for over the past six decades. 

Our company history spans over 6 decades, and we want to grow our talented team to help us expand our capabilities to develop the tools and technologies that enable science to change the world. If you share our passion for developing innovative technology solutions that make a positive global impact, we would love to speak with you! Browse our currently available job positions, and join Team MDC! We look forward to working together!

MDC provides a wide range of competitive rewards and benefits to promote health, well-being, and financial security for our employees and their families including:

  • Health & Wellness – Comprehensive medical, dental, vision insurance, and wellness plans
  • Insurance Protection – Life and disability insurance are available for additional security and peace of mind
  • Financial & Savings – Competitive compensation, performance bonuses flexible spending accounts (FSA) and comprehensive 401K retirement plans to compensate our employees for their contributions help them plan, invest and build financial security
  • Paid Holidays & Vacations, Flexible Schedules – Paid time-off and flexible schedules to help our people relax, recharge and achieve work-life balance
  • Employee Recognition Programs – Recognition and rewards for our valued team’s hard work, celebrations of professional and personal achievements and milestones

Role and responsibilities

Manage and prioritize manufacturing flow through the creation and maintenance of production work orders.

Analyze short and long-term constraints and make recommendations for resolution to maintain on-time delivery goals.

Coordinate with stakeholders to expedite the flow of materials to meet production schedules and customer expectations.

Provide frequent updates to stakeholders advising on the status of WIP, material availability, and potential risk.

Review and evaluate clear to build, production progress, build output goals and manage WIP.

Make suggestions for process improvement opportunities.

Manages scrap or rework activities resulting from engineering change orders.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management Logistics, Business Administration, Production Management, and/or 5 years or more relevant experience.


Proficiency with planning tools, ERP systems, and procedures required in a manufacturing environment.

Knowledge and understanding of MRP, JIT, Kanban, and Lean Manufacturing.

Experience creating and managing manufacturing production work orders.

Management of cycle time reduction, process flow, and cost optimization.

High-level written and verbal communication skills.

Experience in gathering and analyzing data, and effectively identifying and reporting problems and opportunities.

Interpersonal skills, and an understanding of relationship building with internal and external customers and co-workers.

Proficient in Outlook, Skype, Excel, and PowerPoint.